Styled by Southern Bride A Photographers Event June 14 2022
$650.00 – $725.00
Space is limited.
Contest for Publication Entry $75 Extra.
See description for hotel discounted hotel rates link
Location: Cheeca Lodge & Spa
A glorious nature-filled panoramic haven for wedding events and photographers. Turquoise water. Towering palms. Calm breezes. Located along the shimmering Atlantic coast, Cheeca Lodge & Spa is a tropical paradise with spectacular water views, sprawling fauna, and unique indigenous details that set the scene for an unforgettable photographic journey.
Whether photographer, event planner, or wedding industry vendor, you’ll be whisked away to a tropical paradise where you can work hard and play hard as you discover the many amenities and breathtaking vistas at Cheeca Lodge & Spa. Romantic, serene, and dynamic, this Islamorada resort, part of the desirable Florida Keys is an elegant and exquisite destination for creating and capturing lifelong memories.
Cheeca Lodge & Spa
81801 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada, FL 33036
What To Expect
In this tropical paradise – there will be 4 different themed areas to photograph. Each themed area will include 4 photographic areas and live models. Each photographer will be paired with one other photographer to shoot each photographic area within each Theme.
- 4 breathtaking and stylized areas by top industry experts
- Live bride and groom models in each setting
- Professional hair and make-up artists
- We limit 2 photographers to station within each theme at a time
- Networking wrap cocktail party
- OPTIONAL: sunset and night shooting workshops
What To Bring
We will be providing everything you need to get stunning photography. However, you can bring as many of your camera accessories as you like, however, the minimal list should include:
- Suggested but not mandatory: wide lens, macro lens, and a portrait lens.Camera and lens of choice
- Video camera and/or accessories
- Scrim, flash, or any other lighting tool they might want/need
- Camera charging equipment
- Extra memory cards and batteries
- Hat and Sunscreen
Compete to win a feature in Southern Bride Magazine, SouthernBride.com/Blog, and Southern Bride Instagram. There will be 4 winners and each will be awarded an official STYLED by Southern Bride Badge. $75.00 entry fee.
Where To Stay
A room block at Cheeca Lodge with discounted rooms is available until the booking cutoff date, May 31st, don't delay. Booking information will be in your customer dashboard, withing your order details, following purchase.
SMOKING POLICY – Cheeca Lodge
Cheeca Lodge & Spa is a non-smoking resort. Group coordinator is responsible for alerting all guests of this policy. For the convenience of our smoking guests, designated smoking areas are provided at the Tiki Bar and on the beach. Smoking in all other public areas, in guestrooms, or on guest room balconies, is expressly prohibited. A deep-cleaning fee of $500 per incident will automatically be posted to their Individual Account should guests smoke in guestrooms or on guest room balconies.
STORAGE AND HANDLING
Due to limited storage available at Resort, we request that packages not be sent more than three (3) days prior to the peak arrival.
All boxes should be addressed to:
Southern Bride Magazine
c/o Cheeca Lodge & Spa
81801 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036
IMPORTANT NOTE: Packages & Boxes may be sent to the street address noted above, but letter and regular mail items sent through the USPS must be addressed to P.O. Box 527, Islamorada, FL 33036 or they will be returned to sender.
Packages sent more than 72 hours prior to the peak arrival will incur the following storage fees:
$10.00 per box, per day
$100.00 per pallet, per day
Please note that our Catering & Conference Services Department must receive advance notice of shipments to ensure acceptance of shipment by our Receiving Department.
Boxes and pallets shipped back to Group within 24 hours after completion of event are stored free of charge. Please note that any applicable charges for shipping may be charged to the Master Account or credit card on file after the group departure due to delays in receiving invoices from our shippers.
The first two (2) boxes under 75 lbs. will be handled free of charge. Charges for receiving and handling additional boxes or pallets will incur the following charges:
$7.50 per box under 75 lbs.
$15.00 per box over 75 lbs.
$125.00 per pallet
Q & A
- I only shoot film can I attend?
YES, BOTH DIGITAL AND FILM PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.
- How will the styled shoots work?
THERE WILL BE 4 THEMED AREAS WITH 5 STATIONS. THERE WILL BE A MAXIMUM OF 10 PHOTOGRAPHERS PER THEME AND EACH STATION WILL HAVE 2 PHOTOGRAPHERS. EACH GROUP WILL HAVE 1 HOUR TO SHOOT EACH THEME. THERE WILL BE A 15-MINUTE BREAK IN BETWEEN EACH ROTATION FOR BATHROOM AND WATER BREAKS.
- Will I be able to submit the shoots to other publications/blogs?
IF YOU JOIN THE COMPETITION FOR SOUTHERN BRIDE, AND YOU ARE SELECTED, WE ASK THAT YOU WAIT TO SUBMIT TO OTHER BLOGS/PUBLICATIONS UNTIL AFTER THE SOUTHERN BRIDE PUBLICATION DATE. AFTER THAT DATE YOU ARE FREE TO SUBMIT EVERYWHERE YOU LIKE.
- Are there other costs that I need to know about?
YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN TRANSPORTATION, HOTEL ROOM, MEALS, AND CONTEST. LUNCH AND WRAP RECEPTION IS INCLUDED WITH THE FEE.
- Can I bring an assistant?
THEY WOULD BE CONSIDERED A PARTICIPANT AND THEREFORE THE SAME PARTICIPANT FEES WOULD APPLY TO THEM.
- Can I post my images on my social media?
YES, BUT YOU MUST GIVE CREDIT TO ALL VENDORS FOR THAT THEME. ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT.
- Do I have to share my images?
YES, BUT ONLY WITH VENDORS FROM THAT THEME. VENDORS MUST PROVIDE YOUR PHOTO CREDIT ON EVERYTHING THEY USE. ALL PARTIES WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT.